Altbier

A Düsseldorf specialty, an Altbier is a German-style Brown Ale. The word alt” literally translates to "old" in German, and traditionally Altbiers are conditioned for a longer than normal periods of time. Other sources note that "alt" is derived from the Latin word "altus," which means "high" and refers to the rising yeast. Take your pick, but the extended conditioning mellows out this ale's fruitiness and produces an exceptionally smooth, clean, and delicate brew. Its color ranges from amber to dark brown, carbonation is moderate, and while known to express the slightly spicy, herbal character of Noble hops, the key word here is balance. A stronger version brewed less frequently, "Sticke Alt" is a maltier and hoppier take on the Altbier.

ABV: 4.0–7.0% | IBU: 25–50 | Glassware: Stange (Slender Cylinder)

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Name Brewery ABV < Ratings Avg
Punk Rock AltIcicle Brewing Company ? 23.51
TrainwreckPearl Street Grill And Brewery ? 363.43
RotFleck's Brauhaus ? 13.5
Old Town AltRiver City Brewing Co. ? 13
Alt BlackBig Lost Meadery and Brewery ? 14.37
Thunderbolt Red AleMain Street Brewery / Turoni's Pizza ? 223.79
German AltAshtown Brewing Company ? 13.59
Project HightowerLaunch Pad Brewery ? 13.42
Road Kill AltBitter Creek Brewing Company ? 33.4
AltbierElevator Brewery & Draught Haus ? 23.24
Bumper Time AleRockyard Brewing ? 33.38
UncALT Four AltbierCall to Arms Brewing Company ? 13.41
Saint Adrian's AltCapitol City Brewing ? 13.9
Deutsches Alt BierCasa Cervecera Altamira ? 33.98
Zierholz Amber AleZierholz Premium Brewery ? 23.61
AltbierJamesport Brewing Company Inc. ? 103.76
German AltbierLazy Loon Brewing Company, LLC ? 00
Come Alt Me, BruhBurn 'Em Brewing ? 33.63
AltbierCommerce Street Brewery Hotel ? 13.68
Sticke AltbierTwin Sails Brewing ? 14
Asitz Haus BierAsitzBräu ? 13.25
A Little BehindBig Boss Brewing ? 23.92
Dusseldorf Alt BeerRockslide Brewery & Pub ? 14.15
Nut Brown AleWild River Brewery & Pizza Company ? 93.2
TaleaZümBier ? 24.01
Creole AltCrescent City Brewhouse ? 103.42
VixenKinney Creek Brewery ? 43.95
Alternate EndingNovel Brewing Company ? 00
89 AleO.H.S.O. Eatery & Nano-Brewery ? 63.31
Wooden Path LatzenbierGrimm Brothers Brewhouse ? 53.74
Blackberry AltOskar Blues Grill & Brew ? 13.75
Homestead AmberComanche Creek Brewing Company ? 00
Old Dusseldorf AltLittle Apple Brewing Company ? 53.02
Hops GruberTwo Plumbers Brewery + Arcade ? 13.12
Heaven Hill FestRock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery ? 13.92
AltbierShipwrecked Brew Pub, Restaurant ? 13.5
AltBackstreet Brewery / Lamppost Pizza ? 13.65
French Toast8th Wonder Brewery ? 163.77
Dusseldorf AltbierBandwagon Brewery ? 12.88
Arkansas River AltRenaissance Brewing Company ? 14.04
Alt-itudeWildlife Brewing & Pizza ? 00
SoderlaMeusel Bräu Inh. OttoMeusel ? 14
ConwaySt. Elmo Brewing Co. ? 13.76
AlternatorNorthampton Brewery ? 13.8
Alt Ostheimer Alkoholfrei SchankbierEder & Heylands Brauerei ? 13.75
AltCerveza Artesanal Landbrauer ? 13.75
ALTercationManayunk Brewery and Restaurant ? 103.55
German AltQuigley's Pint & Plate ? 13.36
Alter Ego German AleGravity BrewWorks ? 00
Bierhalle AltBierhalle ? 23.88
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